There are numerous reasons you should carefully select the person that is going to help you buy or sell a home. Realtors are constantly bombarding the world with advertising and talking about how hard they work, how many houses they sell, etc. I understand this. We are small business owners and need to market ourselves at times. However, it is important ensure you are being represented by someone truly looking out for your best interests.
A quality real estate professional will spend hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars out of pocket to market your home before it is even listed. This is in the form of professional photography (an absolute must), virtual tours, staging consultations, professional marketing brochures, and online advertising, just to name a few. If an agent is not offering this on your largest asset, why not? We do this for every house, $100,000 or $1 million.
This is a key reason why at Engel & Völkers, we carry the title of real estate advisor. It is a simple, but incredibly important distinction. Engel & Völkers maintains consistently high levels of service throughout the world. This consistency can happen because they are highly selective, recruiting top performers with proven track records and real estate professionals who are well respected within the community, give back, and act with integrity. It isn’t just about selling homes, but also creating a customized experience for each client.
What are the benefits?
- Honest assessment of your home’s value and how long it might take to sell based on various scenarios.
- Expectations from the start and constant communication throughout.
- A well-staged and marketed home will sell for more and in less time, that is an undisputed fact.
- Someone working every step of the way to make the process as hassle free as possible, negotiating for your best interests.
- From initial consultation, to offers, to all of the steps until closing, to the continued relationship after closing, we are professionals that take our job as seriously as the commitment you are making to buy or sell your home.
How do I decide?
- Talk to family and friends that have recently bought or sold a home. Ask them questions about their experience. How responsive was agent? Were they pushy? Patient? Did they educate me on the process in the beginning and throughout? Were they honest?
- Go online and Google/Facebook them. It is worth doing a little research here, the stakes are too high. Find out how they present themselves personally and professionally. Read their reviews. Would this be a good fit?
- Or, just call me! 🙂